Happisburgh Common
£865,000, 5 bedrooms


Key features

  • Five Bedroom Grade II Listed Country House
  • Accompanying Three Bedroom Grade II Listed 17th Century Barn
  • Four Reception Rooms
  • Bespoke Fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Grounds of 1.21 Acres (stms)
  • Two Bathrooms and Master En-Suite
  • Bespoke Fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Garage, Three Stables, Tack Room and Cart Stand
  • Productive Kitchen Garden and Established Orchard
  • Lovely Countryside Views and Easy Access to the Coast

Property Description

A charming FIVE BEDROOM GRADE II LISTED COUNTRY HOUSE with ACCOMPANYING THREE BEDROOM GRADE II LISTED 17th CENTURY BARN. Set in grounds of 1.21 acres (stms) within easy access to the coast and having lovely countryside views, three stables, tack room and cart stand. Viewing highly recommended.


Manor Farmhouse is a charming five bedroom Grade II listed country house situated inland from Happisburgh that offers an abundance of period charm combined with well-proportioned accommodation over three floors. The origins of the house date from 1588 with a number of fine Elizabethan features that include three impressive chimney pieces and ceiling timbers. Today, Manor Farmhouse stands proud with a most impressive Queen Anne façade under a tiled roof and a thatched roof to the north over the kitchen wing. The property offers a great deal of character within from the impressive leaded light mullion and sash cord windows, fireplaces and some exposed timbers. The accommodation comprises an entrance hall that leads to a fine triple aspect drawing room with an impressive fireplace with stone surround. There is a lovely dining room, a useful study and cloakroom. The north wing serves a bespoke fitted kitchen/breakfast room with Aga, a fantastic separate walk-in larder with plenty of storage and a cosy sitting room with limestone floor and a fireplace with wood-burning stove. In addition, there is a laundry room and a further cloakroom. The first floor serves a triple aspect master bedroom with an en-suite shower room, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom. The top floor serves two further bedrooms and a 'Jack and Jill' bathroom.

MANOR BARN Manor Barn is a Grade II listed 17th century traditional barn that has been converted into a lovely three bedroom property. Currently used as a holiday let, but can been used as an annexe or long term let. It has also been a highly acclaimed bed and breakfast recommended in Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay. However. The barn offers an abundance of character with a vaulted sitting room with exposed ceiling timbers and a fireplace with wood-burning stove. There is a well-fitted eat-in kitchen and a ground floor bedroom with an en-suite shower room. There are two staircases that serve two en-suite bedrooms, both with vaulted ceilings.

OUTSIDE Outside the grounds extend to approximately 1.21 acres (stms). Manor Farmhouse is approached via two brick entrance piers and a cobbled flint wall with a five bar gate that leads to a gravelled parking area and the garage. To the front of the property there is a wide variety of planting and wisteria and roses to the front elevation. To the rear there is a west facing terrace that is accessed from the kitchen, a lawn and a variety of mature trees that include Laburnum, Walnut and Yew and a variety of old fashioned and climbing roses. To the north east there is a partly walled and well-stocked kitchen garden with greenhouse and a productive orchard that includes Apple, Plum, Peach, Greengage, Pear and Fig trees. There is also a range of useful outbuildings that comprise a garage and stable attached to Manor Barn. There is a separate single storey brick and flint stable block with two stables, tack room and cart stand.

HAPPISBURGH The seaside village of Happisburgh (pronounced Haze-brugh) is located on the North Norfolk Coast. It has an impressive church looking down on to the village. There is a local shop/post office, primary school and pub as well a fishmongers. Nearby, are the small market towns of Stalham and North Walsham with many more amenities and easy access to the Norfolk Broads. You can visit the oldest working lighthouse on the Norfolk coast, which is the only independently operated light in the UK. There are railway stations at North Walsham and Hoveton, both less than 20 minutes away which connect to the mainline Norwich to London Liverpool Street line. The Cathedral City of Norwich is 17 miles away and offers a permanent market, two shopping centres, many restaurants and independent boutiques and is an excellent cultural centre with a very impressive education sector for all ages and levels. Norwich also has an international airport which is located to the north.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING An Energy Performance Certificate is not required for this property due to it being Grade II Listed. For more information please visit:

AGENT'S NOTE The Beech tree to the rear of the property which is visible in the front photograph has been removed.

SERVICES CONNECTED Mains water and electricity, oil fired central heating and private drainage system.

COUNCIL TAX Manor Farmhouse: Band G.

Manor Barn: Band C (£1,400 per annum).

"Thank you for your email Charlie. Yes, we’re still kicking ourselves about Bluejacket! I must say I’m pleased that you remembered us and that you have continued to keep an eye out for similar properties – a rare characteristic in agents these days!"
Mr Harlow - Applicant - October 2015